Colin Flaherty author of Don't Make the Black Kids Angry commentary news video - Teaching at a Philly school left me so ‘utterly broken’ I had to quit, by Brian Gallagher for the Inquirer Opinion section - Another white teacher talks about the...
Colin Flaherty author of Don't Make the Black Kids Angry commentary news video - Teaching at a Philly school left me so ‘utterly broken’ I had to quit, by Brian Gallagher for the Inquirer Opinion section - Another white teacher talks about the mayhem, chaos and violence in a black school that almost drove him to suicide - African american crime hostility aversion to learning acting out chaos - leftist media denial deceit delusion to black community dysfunction
When I consistently brought my concerns to our principal and pleaded for help, I was told things like “no one is coming to save us” and “no help is coming.” I was told to hold them for lunch or after-school detention — essentially the solution was to rely on free labor and stretch us even thinner.
I was losing my mind. I was having panic attacks daily, perpetually angry, and severely depressed. I was afraid I would hurt myself, or say or do something at the school that I could not come back from. I had to resign. I could not be the person I needed to be in order to help our students. I was completely and utterly broken.
What is truly tragic about this situation is that McDaniel is not alone, and no one is surprised by my story.
While many of these situations have to do with student behavior, I do not blame them at all. They are traumatized. Nor do I blame the adults in the school trying to make the best of an impossible situation.
This happening because of a failed system — because of decisions made by our political and district leaders.